Sunday, October 22, 2017
in conversation with Heather McDonald
discussing her book,
Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back
William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$45 Reserved Section Seat + Book
$30 Reserved Section Seat
$20 General Admission Seat
has been honored as one of TIME
‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World and a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Matrix Award. She is a journalist and news anchor and a tireless advocate for female empowerment. Formerly, Carlson was co-host of the cable morning news show, Fox and Friends
, as well as the host of her own signature show, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson
. An honors graduate of Stanford University, Carlson also serves as a trustee for several national non-profit boards and in 2017 established her own fund, Gift of Courage, to empower women and young girls to realize their full potential. Since making the decision to speak out against sexual harassment, she has sparked an international conversation about the pervasiveness of the problem and, in doing so, discovered that every woman has a story. Visit her website
“Gretchen Carlson’s very brave and public stand against sexual harassment gave countless women the courage to fight back and is teaching our daughters (and sons) three very important words: it’s not okay.”―Katie Couric
“Gretchen Carlson is not only FIERCE but brave as she pours sunlight on this scourge that hides in plain sight. Sexual harassment is an issue that all of us should be concerned about not just women. I encourage every man to read this book.”―Larry Wilmore
In Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, Gretchen shares her own experiences, as well as powerful and moving stories from women in many different careers and fields who decided they too weren’t ready to shut up and sit down. Gretchen became a voice for the voiceless.
In this revealing and timely book, Gretchen shares her views on what women can do to empower and protect themselves in the workplace or on a college campus, what to say when someone makes suggestive remarks, how an employer’s Human Resources department may not always be your friend, and how forced arbitration clauses in work contracts often serve to protect companies rather than employees. Her groundbreaking message encourages women to stand up and speak up in every aspect of their lives.
Gretchen also discusses why this fight will require both women and men working together to ensure that our daughters and sons will have a brighter future.
In addition to stand-up, television guest spots and uncredited reality TV cameos, Heather McDonald can be heard twice a week on the hit podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald breaking down pop culture, hot topics and her own personal drama.
She wrote best sellers, You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again and MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults. Her weekly column “What Heather McDonald noticed this week” has been featured in InTouch for the last three years.
In 2015 she debuted her Showtime special ‘I Don’t Mean To Brag,’ later shown on Netflix. For seven years Heather wrote, produced and appeared on Chelsea Lately as well as it’s spin off show, After Lately. Heather was a contributing writer on the Wayans’ Brothers films White Chicks and Dance Flink.